THE SEARCH has begun for emerging talent in the lighting industry.
The Society of Light and Lighting is celebrating 25 years of its annual Young Lighter competition.
Over the years, there have been some incredible projects and notable winners, making this competition an invaluable platform to explore and discuss ideas relating to light, particularly for those at the early stages of their career.
To mark the 25 year of the competition, the Society has reviewed the entry criteria, emphasising that the competition is open to anyone with an interest in light and lighting. Entries can be based on any light related topic and the Society wants to hear from entrants everywhere.
President of the SLL and Senior Associate at dpa lighting consultants, Iain Carlile told Lux:
‘It is always great to see the next generation of lighting professionals demonstrate their talent and passion for lighting, be that through the presentation of novel project application, social study, technological development, lighting research or any other lighting related topic. I very much look forward to seeing who will be awarded SLL Young Lighter 2019.’
SLL Immediate past president and marketing and applications director for Thorlux Lighting, Richard Caple commented: ‘This year, in its 25th year, the SLL wish to widen the boundaries of the competition giving more young people the opportunity to enter and demonstrate their knowledge, creativity and capabilities.’
In order to open the competition up, the initial entry stage asks for six introductory slides.
From here, entrants will be shortlisted and asked to elaborate on their entry in whichever way they feel fits best – this could be a prototype, a video, a written paper, a presentation, etc. Shortlisted entrants will also be asked to submit a short piece to camera, demonstrating their presentation skills.
Following stage two, finalists will be selected and asked to develop their ideas into a presentation that will be delivered at LuxLive in November 2019.
The finalists will be invited to join the Society at the Lux Awards, where the winner will be announced.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 along with the title, SLL Young Lighter 2019 in front of an audience of over 800 industry professionals.
Entries can come from anywhere in the world, with flights and accommodation covered by the Society of Light and Lighting for attendance at the finals and awards in November.
The SLL Young Lighter 2019 competition is open to all under the age of 30 by 10 May 2019, which is also the closing date for entries.
This competition is designed to showcase innovative and exciting areas relating to light and/or lighting. It offers support to those who might be entering into a career in lighting, or who may be interested in developing an idea relating to light.
- For your entry form and to find out more about the competition, visit www.sll.org.uk or email [email protected]
- See the finalists present their papers at LuxLive 2019 on Thursday 14 November 2019. Entry is free. See the full programme of events and register for free HERE.